August 2013Despite contributing a significant amount during the Reds’ 2013/13 campaign, Danny will have been disappointed with his goal return of two strikes – albeit one of them being a memorable header in the Bernabeu. Subsequently, Danny was out to right a few wrongs in August and, having scored three goals on the Reds’ pre-season tour, the forward bagged a further two in the opening month, notching a brace in the 4-1 win away to Swansea.
Having started the defeat against Liverpool, Welbeck sustained a knee injury which sidelined him for the games against Crystal Palace and Bayer Leverkusen. The ruthless form of Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney further restricted the Longsight-born striker’s opportunities during this month. However, Welbeck returned to the starting line-up for the Manchester derby, before starting on the bench for the final two home games of the month.
The England international began the month of October in fine fettle, scoring in United’s Champions League game away at Shakhtar Donetsk. Although the Reds were unable to hold on for the three points, Welbeck’s goal gave the men from Old Trafford a valuable point at a